LOURO-FAIA - Euplassa spp.
  • GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: heartwood brownish pink, with wide and high rays, giving a characteristic figure, distinct from the pale brown sapwood. Grain wavy, texture coarse, not distinctive odor and taste. (24)
  • DENSITY: medium density wood, with density at 12% moisture content of 670 kg/m3.
  • DRYING: due to high volumetric and tangential shrinkage and wavy grain, drying must be carefully supervised. (16)
  • WORKABILITY: easy to work.
  • DURABILITY: low to resistance to wood-degraders organisms. (24) The wood must be used dry and indoors.
  • PRESERVATION: due to its anatomic structure, the wood is expected to present low absorption of preservative solutions, even with pressure-vaccum systems.
  • USES: furniture, sliced veneers, decorative articles, turnery and others.

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